The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in partnership with Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco), is seeking professional qualifications from artists or artist teams for the design, fabrication and installation of a permanent work of public art for the new Pepco electrical substation coming to the Buzzard Point area in Southwest Washington, DC.
The total project budget for the selected commission is $250,000.
Buzzard Point, located on a peninsula formed by the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, is on the verge of transforming from a bare, industrial area into a vibrant, mixed-used neighborhood anchored by a planned DC United Soccer Stadium. Pepco is creating the Waterfront Substation to support existing customers and forthcoming development efforts in the Capitol Riverfront and Southwest Waterfront areas. To enhance the new substation and contribute to a future dynamic neighborhood, DCCAH and Pepco are seeking to commission a work of public art that achieves the following goals:
The proposed artwork will be sited at the corner plaza area at 1st and R Streets, SW, providing a 20ft x 20ft footprint.
This RFQ is open to all professional artists and teams residing in the United States. DC-based artists and teams will be given preference in the instance of identical scoring with a nationally based artist or team.
Up to five semi-finalists will be selected to create site specific concept proposals. Each artist/artist team will be paid a $2,000 design proposal stipend.
Please read the full RFQ document, located here.
Interested applicants may submit their application through DCCAH’s online portal: https://dcarts.slideroom.com/#/Login